When AMD and Nvidia promise performance gains from a new driver, it's usually in the neighborhood of just a few percentage points. That is not the case with Nvidia's new "Game Ready" 378.78 driver. It's built to deliver the optimal gaming experience for Ghost Recon: Wildlands, but in addition to that, it turbo charges several DirectX 12 games, culminating in up to a generous 33 percent boost in Rise of the Tomb Raider.
Nvidia said it introduced a raft of DX12 optimizations in its latest driver. Those optimizations are specific to nearly half a dozen games that collectively see an average performance improvement of 16 percent, according to Nvidia's internal benchmarking. Here's a look: